One of the key figures in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, new Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has formally resumed her duties.
Kemi Adeosun undergoing screening
The minister arrived at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance in Abuja, where she was received by directors and other top personnel.
Adeosun straightaway hold into a closed-door meeting with directors.
Briefly after the meeting, the new minister addressed the reporters stating that that she would work with everyone to ensure that the promises made by President Buhari to Nigerians were achieved.
The finance minister promised to conduct ministry’s affairs transparently in line with the change agenda.
She said: “Thank you for welcoming me and I appreciate it. I look forward to working with you and getting to know all of you and I am sure that over the next few months, we are going to be working closely together.”
The 48-year-old Adeosun was born and raised in London, where she studied economics and public financial management.
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The new minister is a trained accountant, she was until recently finance commissioner in the southwest Nigerian state of Ogun, where she was credited with turning around public finances.
Buhari selected Adeosun to succeed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former World Bank managing director.
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